Measure twice, cut once
Last week I was busy making this 1:200 model of a proposed house in the Mearns, up on the north east coast. I enjoyed doing this, having not made an architectural model since nineteen-oatcake at college. A very steeply sloping site meant I went through an astonishing amount of mountboard. Hopefully this will help sell the scheme to the planners!
SInce Barry B has headed to waters new I haven't painted a yellow boat, but LH20 is a cracking colour, especially against the pinky/red/brown tones of the harbour wall. It always strikes me just how large some of the blocks of stone are, and how heavy they must be. Would have been fascinating to have seen the harbour's construction.
The Urbane Gorilla
Inspiration can strike from any source - in this case a discussion about favourite typos. The image was too good to ignore. :)
And yesterday, for something completely different, a vase of "never mind the species" pink flowers. I tried a crimson coloured background, which I enjoyed working on. It's a technique I haven't ever really employed before but can see it would be worth exploring for other projects.
Go on then, just a small one.
A "mini-mini" for the forthcoming North Berwick Art Group Winter Show. Every artist who lives near the Bass Rock has to paint it occasionally. It is compulsory - resistance is futile.
Black and white and wonky all over
North Berwick residents may recognise Quality Street. I don't know where this one came from, really. Almost finished I think, although I am toying with the idea of colouring NB's famous telephone/cash machine hybrid box red. But perhaps that way madness lies...
Into the Woods 2
Into the woods
For a change I've moved onto dry land and into the woods, and made a start on this smaller 'heading into autumn' painting. Lots of work still needed on grass, ferns and branches, and the low sun filtering through the branches. Going for a heavier impasto than the generally 'smooth' style I've been favouring recently.